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Law firm files class action lawsuit against Hy-Vee over data breach

WEST DES MOINES — An East Coast based law firm announced they’re filing a class action lawsuit against Hy-Vee, over its data breach and handling of the breach. ...

WEST DES MOINES — An East Coast based law firm announced they’re filing a class action lawsuit against Hy-Vee, over its data breach and handling of the breach.

Theannouncement came just days after the supermarket chain provided an update ontheir website about the breach that they say affectedcustomers who stopped by some of the Hy-Vee gas pumps, drive-through coffeeshops, and restaurants.

According to the website for Chimicles, Schwartz, Kriner, & Donaldson-Smith, the firm’s criminal complaint alleges that the data breach “was the inevitable result of Hy-Vee’s inadequate data security measures despite the ever-growing threat of security breaches involving payment card systems.”

Theycontinue, saying, “Further, the company allegedly failed to take adequatemeasures to assist affected customers, choosing instead to spread out informationabout the breach over a series of months and shifting the responsibility ofdealing with any potential fraud on its customers.”

The firm adds that if anyone has any questions, they are urged to contact attorneys here.